Working with acrylic: jewellery inspired by architecture and industrial design


Danielle Maveal is a jewellery artist who specialises in designing and hand making acrylic jewellery. The piece I was most impressed with was her abstract pendant that was sold on etsy. Sadly it’s no longer available but it was a very unique pendant necklace inspired by Danielle’s love of architecture and industrial design. She says “I really wanted to create an architectural piece that was still very simple, modern and organic. This flat frosted acrylic leaf has a little domed hot pink sill just outside its cut out window.” Danielle explains that “I just make pieces I want to wear and sometimes it’s a real hit, like the fake diamond.  Those designs that are a bit more personal, like my fascination with designer chairs, they don’t fly out of my hands.  But it’s worth it to see another chair lover be so excited to see something strange they love on a necklace”



Adding hand made elements to your laser cut jewellery designs is a great way to break free of the restrictions of laser cutting and ensure your designs stand out from the crowd.

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Although I agree with the statement “Adding hand made elements to your laser cut jewelery designs is a great way… (to) stand out from the crowd”. If you are gunning for mass on-demand production, the delays involved add substantially to the cost in shipping, time and money. This in turn, greatly reduces the size of your potential customer base unless you become a “brand” where price isn’t as much of an issue.

Only way to see this working is if these “touches” are done on-site or you hold an inventory, which kinda defeats the purpose of on-demand manufacturing to begin with as, in the long-run, traditional small-run manufacturing methods are cheaper especially if done in Asia.


Yeah I absolutely agree with your comments. However I don’t believe that everything does need to be a ‘mass on-demand product’. I think there is room for products that use laser cutting in combination with more traditional craft techniques. I’d love to here what others think.

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